RUSSELLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BAND – EMERGENCY MEDICAL GUIDELINES
Occasionally, the appropriate level of care will be taking your student to the nearest emergency room for evaluation and treatment. If you, as the parent or guardian are present when the emergency occurs, then you will be the principle person to decide what level of care your student requires and we will assist you in any possible way. If you are not present during the emergency, then a band director or medical staff person will use their best judgment to help your student.
If you are aware that your student has an allergy to insects or foods that could cause a life threatening reaction, anaphylaxis, then we require that your student have on his or her person at all times, whether marching outside or performing off-campus, the appropriate injectable as prescribed by his or her physician to counter this reaction.
If you are aware that your student has experienced asthmatic episodes that could cause significant breathing difficulty, then we require that your student have on his or her person at all times, whether marching outside or performing off-campus, the appropriate inhalant therapy prescribed by his or her physician to treat this condition.
If your student requires unusual medical attention for something that could recur during an off-campus activity – not simple first aid treatment, or, not an accidental injury – then, in the best interest of your student, we will require that you be present during subsequent off-campus activities in which your student is participating.
After the second occurrence of your student requiring unusual medical attention for something that could recur during an off-campus activity, then a physician’s evaluation of your student and a statement of fitness to perform will be required before your student will be allowed to participate in future off-campus activities.
If recurring, unusual medical problems occur for your student during band activities, the Director of Bands reserves the right to limit your student to classroom activities only to avoid the risk of serious medical problems.